What Happened in April 1821

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892)
  • Apr 4 Linus Yale, American portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • Apr 9 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • Apr 9 Charles [Pierre] Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), born in Paris, France (d. 1867)
  • Apr 15 Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 16 Ford Maddox Brown, painter
  • Apr 19 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, American Major General (Union Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1896)
  • Apr 23 Pierre Dupont, song writer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 20 Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67
  • Apr 22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52